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Dr Phil, MA
After finishing my MA, I was co-director of a DFG-funded research project on the manuscript tradition of Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival at the University of Erlangen for five years; my PhD was a result of my research within this project. In 1998 I moved to Britain and held various part-time teaching and research assistant posts at the University of Manchester and the University of Edinburgh before being appointed to the post I currently hold.
One of my major research interests lies in the field of textual criticism and theory of editions, more specifically the manuscript tradition of German medieval texts (Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival in particular). I co-directed a research project on that topic in the early stages of my career and am currently collaborating on a related project conducted at the Universities of Basle and Berne.
Together with a colleague in Berlin, Dr Heiko Hartmann, I am working on a project on the narrative function of heraldic symbols in German medieval novels. This project will ultimately result in a handbook on Heraldische Symbole in deutschen Artusromanen des Mittelalters.
More recently, I have become interested in the reception of the Middle Ages in modern Germany, particularly in the GDR. One of my current research projects concerns the reception of the Nibelungenlied in the writings of Franz Fühmann.
I would be happy to discuss supervision of the following topics: theory and practice of scholarly editing, medieval literature, reception of the Middle Ages.
This article was published on Oct 30, 2012